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Promoting Interest in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.

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education, interest

Music Ceased

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poem on lost inspiration, passion and motivation.

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music ceased, unmotivated, poem, poetry

They Walk Away

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Sad poems about loss and death.

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Later Dude

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 | Last Updated Feb 1, 2015

Cringe Bassist Ryan Butcher has died.

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butch

MOM'S LIFE

Posted on Feb 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Mom - a poem by Eric Olson about Mom.

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mom

Tired

Posted on Jan 29, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem on emotional fatigue and weariness.

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tired, fatigue, emotional weariness, poem, poetry

Who is Shawn Olson?

Posted on Dec 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Shawn Olson is a photojournalist and web designer.

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who is shawn olson

J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center turns 40

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

History of the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, a refuge for many children and teenagers in the Hilltop, a community on the West Side of Columbus, Ohio. Story from in the Columbus Messenger Newspapers for April 29, 2002 by staff writer Shawn Olson.

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j ashburn youth center, keith neal, jaymes saunders, michael redd, mike red

The Great American Hoopty

Posted on Feb 5, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

My advice on used cars. If you can't tell... I hate cars. Their only redemption is that they offer something to talk and write about.

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american hoopty, used cars, lemmons

This Art is Alive

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013

Poem about the nature of human interactions. We all want to impose ourselves, visions and beliefs onto others. But it is always a give-and-take adventure.

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communication, interaction, human, relations, relationship, paradigm, control
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